The Lamborghini sports car,which was involved in an accident in a BRT corridor on Sunday morning,killing the driver Anukul Rishi (27),is registered with PC Jewellers Private Limited.
The car was registered in the companys name. Rishi knew people in the company and wanted to buy the car. Therefore,he used to take the car out on trial runs, said a police officer.
Rahul Jain,spokesperson for PC Jewellers,said,It is true that the car was registered in the companys name. We had bought the car in November 2011 from the Lamborghini showroom at Samrat Hotel. Since it is a sports car,very few people in the company could actually drive it,so it was usually parked at the main office in Karol Bagh. Anukul Rishi expressed his desire to purchase the car. So,we allowed him to take the car for trial runs. While the car was legally registered with us,the papers for its sale were being prepared.
Rishi had lost control over the car while driving through the BRT corridor in Chirag Dilli. The vehicle crashed into the BRT railing and hit a cyclist; it stopped after crashing into a tree. The cyclist,Kishan Lal,is admitted to the ICU in AIIMS Trauma Centre.
Doctors said Lal could be paralysed for life,at least in his lower limbs. Dr M C Misra said,The movement of all his four limbs is severely compromised. We have diagnosed him with quadriparesis,or paralysis in all four limbs. While there is some hope of the upper limbs returning to normalcy,the lower limbs seem damaged for life.
While Lal is conscious,he cant speak due to brain injuries,doctors said. He also sustained severe chest injuries in the accident.
Lal worked as a guard with a private nursery school near the Moolchand Hospital. His son Prem Lal said: The doctors have told us that an MRI is needed and an operation might be required if there are blood clots in his brain. They have given us an estimate of Rs 90,000 and above. We are trying to arrange the money by borrowing from family members.
Rishi,son of a realtor,was on way to his Sainik Farms home on Monday when the accident occurred,police said.
Sources said Rishis family did not know he was planning to buy the Lamborghini. He was reportedly in the process of registering the car in a friends name.